The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 94 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 1 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.072% 0.77% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 1.93% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+81.35% +31.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
580 777 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.61% 39.99% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 474 360
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 28 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £14.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (78.57%) SOAP
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) VB6
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) XML
4 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 8 (57.14%) WinForms
4 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) Entity Framework
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (28.57%) NUnit
6 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Moq
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) C++
8 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.14%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) Power BI
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (28.57%) Moq
2 4 (28.57%) NUnit
3 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
3 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) WiX
General
1 2 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 8 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
2 8 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Billing Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Digital Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Portal Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
1 11 (78.57%) SOAP
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
2 9 (64.29%) XML
3 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) Entity Framework
3 8 (57.14%) WinForms
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
5 1 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Modular Programming
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) VB6
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Blue Prism
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) NetSuite